Otlo has joined a prestigious group of 15 international cyber scaleups in a 12-month programme with LORCA, the London Office for Cyber Security Advancement. 

Otlo has joined a prestigious group of 15 international cyber scaleups in a 12-month programme with LORCA, the London Office for Cyber Security Advancement.

It is the third cohort of businesses to be funded through LORCA, which brings together technology scaleups to support UK growth in cyber security technology and knowledge as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

James Cooper, managing director, Otlo said:

“The aim of the programme is to maximise the commercial potential of great cyber solutions, minimise the barriers to scale, and get solutions to market more quickly. I’m proud that our solution Kato has been recognised as having such potential.

“Working with the LORCA community will mean that Otlo will have greater opportunity to make a real impact on the NHS and wider public sector than if we had not been within this cohort. We are looking forward to working with other experts and learning from the in-depth knowledge they have, and also sharing our own experience in the public sector.”

Otlo will receive a year of bespoke, world-class support designed to help scale businesses at the government-backed programme which is delivered by innovation centre Plexal (based at tech and innovation campus Here East), Deloitte and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast.

The government funded programme is focused particularly on best in class cyber patching and vulnerability management solutions that make it significantly cheaper or easier for products to be made secure, meaning people and businesses remain safe online. In addition, LORCA supports innovative approaches that go beyond current offerings, taking a fresh look at technology advances to bring efficient and effective security solutions to market.

Kato stands out from many other solutions because it is tailored to the public sector.

Mark Bishop, Director technical services, Otlo said:

“Public sector IT teams don’t have the resource to manage the manual processes in identifying vulnerabilities and remediating any issues. Current solutions are too complex and expensive which leaves the public sector vulnerable. The Otlo team is made up of NHS CIOs and IT directors meaning the development of the technology has been user led. We know first-hand how Kato will work within a Trust’s IT infrastructure and the benefits it will bring.”

Kato has been developed as a cost-effective way for public sector organisations to increase visibility of their network, automate routine tasks, and highlight areas of the network most vulnerable to cyber-attacks. It is a holistic approach to cyber security which doesn’t require effort to set up and integrate with other products.

Mark continues:

“Kato has been soft launched as a pilot across a number of UK health trusts in the south east of England, with interest from many others and we want to see more health and social care organisations benefit from this technology.”

James adds:

“What’s particularly special for us being part of LORCA, is that we are also playing a role in the UK government’s mission to position the UK as a global leader in the growing field of cybersecurity and keep the nation safe from online threats.”

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